January 18

Religion Calendar

Saturday

Sinatra Lives! 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Italian dinner and piano bar/sing-along with pianist/vocalist Karen Strange. Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., Route 121, Raymond Village. Dinner will be served at 5:30. Tickets are $10 per person and are available by calling 939-7947. Child care and a macaroni and cheese supper will be offered for $5 per child. The snow date is Jan. 25.

Holy Grounds Coffee House, 6:30 p.m., with Keith and Jennifer Perry; opening are Ken and Adrienne McCloud and Taylor. Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland. Doors open at 6:15. Admission is free and refreshments are available for purchase.

Sunday

“Gift of Darkness,” 10:30 a.m., ChIME interfaith service at the Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland.

Rejoicing Spirits, 4 p.m., special worship service for people with cognitive or developmental disabilities, followed by fellowship and supper. Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., Westbrook. Wheelchair accessibility and ASL interpreter provided.

Monday

“Love and Marriage: A Celebration of Equal Rights” 6:30 p.m., a Martin Luther King Jr. Day presentation with a focus on equal rights, interracial and same-sex marriage. The documentary film, “The Loving Story,” about the interracial marriage of Mildred and Richard Loving, will also be shown. Held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco-Biddeford, 60 School St., Saco. Admission is free and donations for the Saco Food Pantry will be accepted.

Other

The Diocese of Portland has collected more than $138,000 to be donated to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines in early November. Collections were taken at Catholic churches and schools in early December and turned over to Catholic Relief Services, the church’s official international humanitarian agency. To donate to recovery efforts, visit portland diocese.org/help-the-victims-of-typhoon-haiyan or call (877) 435-7277. To donate by mail, send a check or money order to Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303.

Andrea Levinsky of Portland, a student at Connecticut College, is one of 16 students chosen to participate in the Lipper Internship Program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan. She will learn how to teach 20th-century Jewish history to young people. The program is funded by the EGL Charitable Foundation and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. For more information, visit www.mjhnyc.org.

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